Maren Mjelde was one of several Chelsea stalwarts heading towards free agency with her contract expiring this month, but thankfully she’s agreed a new one-year deal with the club instead, as announced by the club this morning.
Mjelde will thus return for an eighth season in Chelsea Blue, looking to add a few more trophies to her haul while providing some veteran leadership, solid play at multiple defensive positions (center back most recently), and the occasional penalty-taking excellence under pressure.
“I feel really happy, Chelsea is my club and it has been for six-and-a-half years. I’m happy to stay here, it’s been my home for a long time and I’m really excited for next season.”
-Maren Mjelde; source: Chelsea FC
The Norway international will be turning 34 early on next season, so this might be her final year at Chelsea. Let’s make it an extra special one!